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Home Safety Checklist for Infants & Toddlers

Make sure you have smoke alarms installed, especially near the bedroom(s) Make sure you test smoke alarms every month. Buy a fire extinguisher and check it every year. Falls from windows and balconies can cause...

Fire Safety

Follow These Tips for Fire Safety: Most fire deaths happen in homes without smoke alarms. Install smoke alarms on each floor of your home, especially near bedrooms. Check your smoke alarms every month to make sure that they are working. Change the batteries twice a year. A good way...

Your Child’s Behaviour

Your Child's Behaviour Learning how to manage children's behaviour is one of the hardest tasks for parents. Remember that its okay if you don't know how to handle every situation. Every parent feels that way sometimes. You have to learn how to be a parent. Remember: nobody's...

Child Equipment & Toys

New toys and equipment such as cribs, strollers, car seats and high chairs must meet Canadian safety standards. Check the labels for safety information. Make sure second-hand toys and baby equipment meet safety standards, especially if they are old. Baby walkers with...

Your Child’s Early Brain Development

You've probably heard how important it is to help your baby's brain develop well. You may have seen advertisements for toys to stimulate your child's brain, and CD's to ggive your unborn baby a start in music. Many parents know it is important to help stimulate their child's brain, but...

Children’s creative play

Children use different materials and create new things that represent people, things, places and events. This kind of play is the most common form of play in preschool children.

What To Do When Your Toddler Seems Out Of Control

As all parents know, children go through stages. In fact, sometimes they seem to just get out of one before they are into another. This is particularly true of the time between birth and 5 years, when the pace of growth is extraordinary - a pace never to be...

Your Child’s Sexuality: Development & Communication

Sexuality is much more than sex. It includes our sense of who we are and how we feel about ourselves as sexual beings. Our children start the lifelong process of learning about their sexuality as soon as they are born. The loving touches you give your baby teach that the...

Let’s Play

I am a passionate proponent of unstructured free play for kids. I know how to play with my kids and how to get them connected with neighborhood kids. Hell, I even wrote a book about it. And yet, admittedly, last fall, structure sort of crept up on us. One...

How to give medication to your child

Don't make a fuss about it; the more you talk it up, the more you put the child on guard. Be casual.

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